Intel® Pentium® II Xeon Processor to Be the New Brand Name for Processors Specifically Designed for Servers and Workstations
Processors Carry Latest Brand to Join Intel Inside® Program
SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 20, 1998 – Intel Corporation today announced Pentium® II Xeon (pronounced "ZEE'-on"), a new brand name for a line of processors that will be designed specifically to meet the needs of midrange and higher server and workstation applications. Intel's Pentium II Xeon processor will offer leadership performance and scalability for those manufacturers designing workstations and servers. Intel will introduce the processors midyear with system products to follow shortly thereafter.
"This is another step in the evolution of our Intel Inside® branding strategy," said Dennis Carter, vice president, Intel Sales and Marketing Group. "The purpose of having separate brands is to give users the ability to quickly and easily identify the system with the processor that best suits their needs. The Pentium II Xeon brand will now identify processors for enterprise servers and workstations, delivering performance for business-critical applications."
Consistent with Intel's new strategy to design and deliver unique processor products in order to best meet the needs of unique market segments, the Pentium II Xeon processors will feature specific technical innovations to meet the requirements for server and workstation applications. For servers, the Pentium II Xeon processor has been designed with larger and faster level 2 caches, as well as multiprocessing capabilities, which enable the user to scale and expand their system to support current and future business-critical applications. For workstations, processor performance coupled with faster level 2 caches provides the higher performance needed to address the diverse needs of the workstation market segment.
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